Anthony Powell originally worked in Antarctica as a telecommunications engineer before becoming a full-time film maker. He has wintered over 10 times, and has now spent more time in Antarctica than anywhere other than the house he grew up in. He had to design and build a lot of his own camera equipment to withstand the harsh conditions of the deep Antarctic winters. His wife Christine, who he met and married in Antarctica, is from California.
Anthony's critically praised feature film Antarctica: A Year On Ice took over 10 years to make. It has won more than 20 international awards. He has contributed material to numerous exhibitions, films and TV shows all over the world including the US Natural History Museum, National Geographic, and Discovery, and also featured in the Emmy award winning BBC series Frozen Planet.